D: I spy the sun! Mom, cover your eyes!
Me: I can't, D... I'm driving.
J: A rainbow!
Me: That's sausage.
J: Sausage rainbow!
Me: Yeah, please hand me the sausage rainbow.
D: Sarah! Look! An EXCEPTIONAL bubble!
D: See you next time, JJ-sir!
J: Bye, DD-sir!
D: Thanks coming, JJ-sir!
(4/14) Work day for Dad and me, school for the bigs, and Sarah had the boys. She graciously met me at the gym with my herd so I could run after work. Just what I needed after a long day.
(4/15) Work day for Dad and I had the kiddos. I took the littles to the library today and then to the park. We got home a bit late which meant a late nap. Fortunately, the teen walked in just as I was about to head up to wake them and I asked if she minded staying with sleeping boys while I went to go get C. She didn't, so they got in some quality sleep. Nanan came to play bubbles with the boys this evening so the teen and I could sneak out for her appointment. We hit Michael's afterward for these "divider things" the teen was looking for, which after hunting around, we determined she was looking for file folders. Oy vey. But the trip was successful in that we brought home ice cream, so huzzah for that.
(4/16) Work day for me, school for the bigs, and Sarah had the boys. Traffic was so horrible tonight that I only caught 30 minutes of Zumba, which is definitely not enough for an attitude adjustment (for me!). The little boys were being such boogers tonight. J was sobbing about not getting the digger jammies he wanted and D was bouncing all over, so eventually I just gave up and walked out. When I came back, D was passed out sans jammies. I just put a blanket over him and assured JJ he would be fine. J made sure to tell Dad first thing the next morning that D still needed jammies. Dear boys: please nap at nap time and don't be so bonkers when it's bedtime!
(4/17) Work day for me and Dad had the kiddos. I had book club this evening, so snuck out the door pretty much right after work. There was more venting than book chatter tonight, but I enjoyed the book and am curious to see what other authors have written in the same Kindle World. C had movie night at his school with Nanan, where they watched Big Hero 6. Nanan took him home for the weekend and I know he'll have a great time! The teen went out for a movie too, but ultimately ended up at a friend's house watching Not Another Teen Movie. Appropriate choice.
(4/18) Today was lovely. We both got out to the gym and got the shopping done in the morning. The teenager had a visit, so she left for that and Dad and I took the littles out for lunch. They had snacked quite a bit this morning, so weren't terribly hungry. I put them down for a nap after we got home D decided not to sleep. He's going to be fun tonight... We got them up to take them to Sarah's, where her daughter got to watch a small herd of children while all the adults went out to play. We went wine tasting at Woodstone. And what goes best with wine you ask? Margaritas! Mexican it was for dinner. Yum. We got home pretty early and promptly put the twins down and popped in a movie. We watched Mockingjay Part 1 and the Imitation Game. Both were really good. Can't wait for part 2!
(4/19) I really shouldn't ever plan anything... The original plan was to meet Nanan up at the Camano beach, but C got sick and instead spent the morning sleeping. Sarah and I went out for coffee and then I took the littles out to play in the back yard and sat in the sunshine with my book. I put the littles down after a backyard picnic and offered a couple of swimming options up for the afternoon. We settled on the lake - while not what I had in mind, did the trick just fine. We took a picnic dinner and played until everyone got too cold. I bribed them all with hot showers and ice cream and we left for home.
(4/20) Work and school for us bigs and the littles are going to Sarah's.